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Originally Posted by PryncesNewbie
i don't know what to do. my plate coral is not doing well. its def. dying, but i can't figure out why. i know its disintigrating, but is there anything i can do once that started?
Is the flesh receding from a small area or large, mainly one side and is there any signs of brown liquid over the affected area? Can you post a pic?
the paramaters are almost all good
Please post actual numbers for your parameters. It can be rather challenging to pinpoint possible causes without as much info as possible. Please include NH3
, pH, alk
, temp & salinity.
Also provide some detail about your tank set up. Lighting, fish, inverts, substrate type, location of the coral, nearest coral neighbour, water flow conditions, carbon use if any and age of set up.
More often than not with these types of LPS
corals is is either excessive luminar water flow or it's location. Depending on the severity of the damage, they are quite good at recovering if the effects that caused it in the first place are repaired.
the kh was a little high, but i put some ph down in it, and it should be ok.
Do not use these kinds of chemicals to repair chemistry issues in the tank. They will have no affect on alkalinity and merely supress the pH. If the alkalinity is too high, best off performing a few good water changes with well aged/aerated SW
. This will commonly fix chemistry issues depending on what the new SW
tests at. It also helps dilute contaminate/nutrient in the water at the same time.